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Individual Volunteer Squad Opportunities

 Baby Rockers Squad

Our Early Childhood Education program is always in need of loving, caring adults ages 18 or older to help feed and rock infants and to play with preschoolers. Various shifts available.

Weekdays between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Storytime Squad

Our House welcomes volunteers to read stories to our kids. Volunteers can choose a single classroom to read to, or volunteers can combine classrooms.

Tuesdays between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Supply Closet Squad (Atlanta location)

Our House children go through over 1,600 diapers a week in addition to over 30 additional baby, child and adult care items. We can use individual volunteers in the supply and donation rooms to help keep donated items organized.

Appointments only,  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Playgroup Squad (Atlanta location)

Volunteers facilitate structured play activities or arts and crafts activities with our resident children while their parents participate in their bi-weekly group sessions.

Occasional Thursday nights, (appointments only) 6:30 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Volunteer Interest Form

Interested in becoming an Our House Volunteer?

Complete and submit the form below and you will be invited to our next monthly New Volunteer Orientation.

For more information on volunteer opportunities or about finding the volunteer service that fits for you, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at phardy@ourhousega.org.

 Volunteer Request Form

 

Volunteer Requirements
  • All volunteers must be 16 years or older or accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • All volunteers must attend monthly New Volunteer Orientation and complete a Volunteer Application
  • Any volunteer over 18 working within the classrooms (rocking babies, crafts, birthday parties, etc), doing playgroup with shelter residents, or doing administrative work needs to have a background check before they begin volunteering
  • Any volunteer over 18 working in the classrooms for more than 21 days needs to go through Bright from the Start fingerprinting
  • Only volunteers 18 or older are allowed in the infant classrooms, regardless of parent/guardian
  • Only volunteers 16 or older are allowed in the kitchen, regardless of parent/guardian

Group Volunteer Squad Opportunities

Prep and Serve Squad (Atlanta location)

Our House welcomes groups of up to 10 adult volunteers who provide, cook and serve meals for shelter families in our commercial kitchen onsite.

Saturdays & Sundays 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Crafty Squad (Both locations)

Volunteers can facilitate a craft project during the week in the preschool and pre-K classrooms. Suitable for small groups of up to 6 volunteers, and for individuals 10 years of age or older.

Fridays between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday Sanitizing Squad (Both locations)

A perfect group project for 5-25 people. Our House welcomes groups that can help sanitize toys and surfaces in our Early Childhood Education classrooms. This involves using a specific cleaning process to make sure our children maintain safe and sanitary environment.

Weekends by appointment

Party Squad (Both Locations)

Volunteers provide the refreshments and party favors for all the children in the center to celebrate the birthdays of children born that month.

Fridays between 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Group Application

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From Our
Wish List

Serving hundreds of families daily, year-round, requires a steady inventory of material and supplies.

Your support through in-kind donations ensures that we can offer the children and families we serve everything they need to thrive. Donations supply our early childhood education centers, our shelter, and the families we serve with the daily essentials they need to be happy, healthy and safe. The USDA Center for Nutrition Promotion and Planning estimates the cost of raising an infant for one year to be around $6,000. To families experiencing homelessness, that cost creates a lot of tough choices. At Our House we supply diapers, wipes, baby supplies, clothing, bedding and over 30 additional items so that families can focus their resources on self-sufficiency and not on just surviving through the next diaper change.

Donation Drop-off Times

Atlanta: Mondays & Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Decatur: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 a.m – 3 p.m.

Please note:

Due to a lack of storage space, we no longer accept donations of adult clothing, used toys, or furniture. We are temporarily not accepting any children’s clothing until further notice. 

Our Top Ten Items
  1. Baby Wipes
  2. Pull Ups (Easy Open Sides)
  3. Toilet Paper
  4. White Crib Sheets
  5. Lotion (Baby and Adult)
  6. Baby Wash
  7. Adult Body Wash
  8. Deodorant
  9. Bath Soap
  10. Kleenex

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